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    Best Horseback Ride Experience ?

    We think we'd like to ride the next time we're in Aruba. Which stable have you folks ridden with that you would recommend? Also, which tour (AM, PM, location)? Thanks!

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    Horseback riding
    check out this thread

    and check out the below tagged threads
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/horseback%20riding.html

    my favorites are rancho el paso and rancho la pondersoa

    we really enjoy the countryside/beach ride
    we do not like the ride to the natural pool (unsure if any of the ranches still do that route)
    we love to ride early in the morning
    we love the private tour (for a few dollars more per person, we prefer to go just the 2 of us and the guide)

    bring sanitizing wipes for the helmets.

    ENJOY

    Quote Originally Posted by jpsphr View Post
    We think we'd like to ride the next time we're in Aruba. Which stable have you folks ridden with that you would recommend? Also, which tour (AM, PM, location)? Thanks!

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    We've tried a few different ones. Gold Mine Ranch is our favorite.
    http://www.thegoldmineranch.com/
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    Thanks you two. I suspect that the 5PM tours are preferable, since it's cooler. Do you stay out until sunset?

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    my preference is the ride first thing in the morning.

    we prefer well rested horses and cooler morning temps.

    but if you want a sunset ride, you have no options but to go out at 5:00 or later.

    whatever you need/want, it is your vacation, do what you need and make sure when you contact the ranch you are clear with your request.

    you will LOVE riding paso finos.


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    Thanks you two. I suspect that the 5PM tours are preferable, since it's cooler. Do you stay out until sunset?

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    Andrea,
    First thing in the AM would be cooler as well. What evil time is "first thing?"

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    8:30 or 9 ?
    if you opt for private tour you can ask for earlier ....or not

    a few years ago i rode earlier with rancho ponderosa and gold mine and drove out there to ride at 7 am. it was wonderful.

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    Andrea,
    First thing in the AM would be cooler as well. What evil time is "first thing?"

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    Andrea, do both of the ones you recommend offer the private tours? I didn't know they did that, for a few extra dollars, I think I'd like to do that rather than going with a group.

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